When News was New investigates how news has re-invented itself at different historical moments--from medieval storytellers to 19th century telegraph news agencies to 21st century bloggers.* Tracks the evolution of news through history* Explores the regular reconstruction of news, the salability of news, and whether objectivity matters* Provides an innovative approach to the history of news; clear, succinct writing; and effective use of photographs, maps, and tables which have strong appeal to the student reader* Offers a new way of understanding news in our history and culture
Terhi Rantanen is Professor and Director of the Master's Proframme in Global Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published extensively on global news and is the author of six books and more than fifty chapters and articles published in the UK, the USA, Austria, Finland, Russia, Sweden and Taiwan.
List of figures and tables. Acknowledgments. Introduction: When News Was New. 1. Temporalization: How News Became New. 2. Cosmopolitanization: An Older Phenomenon Than We Think. 3. Globalization: When News Became Global. 4. Commodification: How To Sell News. 5. Localization: Places in News. 6. Nationalization: News and the Nation-states. 7. Epilogue: Today Was Yesterday. Bibliography. Index.
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